Canada has the HIGHEST rate of all hospital acquired infection rates in developed countries at 10.5% (WHO 2009).
An 80% reduction in HAIs could save 8,000 lives. Reduce acquired infections by 160,000 cases and Canadians can save $3.2 – $4 billion each year in healthcare spending.
The impact of healthcare acquired infections is devastating. Solutions to HAIs must be found.
HAIs in Developed Nations*
*World Health Organization 2009.